Lora Belle (Darrow) Lingerfelt


Lora Belle (Darrow) Lingerfelt, age 96, entered her eternal home in Heaven on Monday, July 27, 2020. She resided for several years at Willowood in Mustang.

She was born April 8, 1924 in Stillwater to Frank and Agnes (Ivy) Darrow. She graduated from Classen High School in Oklahoma City and earned her interior decorating degree from Oklahoma A & M in Stillwater. In college during WWII, she served as a volunteer fire fighter along with her sister and sister-in-law.

She married Howard, the love of her life, in 1946 after he returned from serving in the U. S. Navy. After having five children, she later returned to college attending Central State and Oklahoma City University, earning her teaching degree. She taught fifth grade for several years at East Oak Terrace in Del City. Lora loved the Lord and was a faithful member of several Baptist churches and was involved in teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir, and working in the nursery. She loved traveling on many fun bus trips all around the country with her church friends.

Lora was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. In her early years she enjoyed farming with her parents, and in her adult life she always had a garden. She loved playing Chicken Foot with family and friends. She also enjoyed sewing, baking, canning, working crossword puzzles, cross stitching, bowling, reading, and in her later years, singing with the Silver Chords Choir. Lora was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Carroll, her sister Bonnie Beth Woford, her son-in-law Jack Nunn, and her grandson Kevin Tyler.

She is survived by Howard, her husband of almost 74 years, and their five adult children: Linda Nunn of Milton, FL, Howard Jr. of OKC, Bonnie Jones and husband Jim of Yukon, Gloria Evans and husband Steve of Mustang, and Susan Rains and husband Stan of Yukon.

She had eleven surviving grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Frances Claxton of Rancho Santa Fe, CA and a sister-in-law, Esther Darrow of Mountain Home, AR, and many extended family members and friends.

She will be greatly missed but we look forward to a glorious reunion someday! A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date. Please check on http://www.mcneilsfuneral.com for more information. Online condolences may be made to http://www.mcneilsfuneral.com